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ATTWOOD Automatic Float Switch

Model # 189300Mfg # 99W 4202-7

$35.99

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Product Description

Converts any Attwood or competitive model to automatic operation. Fully sealed and isolated from moisture and shock. 

  • Test knob for manual checks
  • Contains no mercury
  • Sold without a cover
  • Handles 12V pumps to 12A

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AttwoodAutomatic Float Switch
 
1.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)

    Best Uses

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      1.0

      2nd Float switch in a year

      By Primetime1267

      from Sarasota, Florida

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Quits Working

        Best Uses

          Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

          This is the second float switch i had fail in the past year. I go to my boat thats on the lift and the boat is full of water from the last rain storm. And being in florida we always have rain storms most afternoons/evening. So i have to locate a better made float switch that wont fail on me.. I would look elsewhere if you are relying on a float switch to keep your boat from sinking.

           
          1.0

          Avoid

          By Sailboat Brad

          from Jersey Shore

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install
            • Flimsy
            • Leaks

            Best Uses

              Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

              Product failed after two seasons. Construction makes it impossible to service.

               
              1.0

              Not worth it.

              By Sailor Rob

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Leaks
                • Poorly Manufactured
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

                  I had an Attwood switch that leaked shortly after purchasing it brand new.

                  When I went to fix it, I found that Attwood made it impossible to service or repair.

                  I was highly disappointed, and over 1000nm from the nearest shore at the time. It failed when I needed it the most.

                  You can read my full review and see photos of the inner workings of this switch in the 'reviews' section of SailorRob.com

                   
                  1.0

                  Bad Design

                  By Botamon

                  from Syracuse, NY

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Fails repeatedly

                  Best Uses

                  • Paper Weight

                  Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

                  This switch was original equipment in my shower sump and in the 5 years I've owned this boat I've replaced the switch 3 times. The switch works for a short period of time and then will not activate when the water level rises above the float. Slight upward pressure activates the switch but the leverage from the float is insufficient to make the contact. I'm currently looking for something that does NOT have mechanical contacts. Lets hear it for the good-old-days of mercury switches

                   
                  1.0

                  float switch issues

                  By John R.

                  from Wilmington, NC

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

                      In a shower sump. I replace the float every year or two. The float will be completely under water and it will not turn on the pump. By very lightly manually lifting the float the switch then will click and it works, for 1 cycle. The float works fine but after time the switch gets harder to press. Definately has a switch design issue. All 7 or 8 I have replaced have had the same problem in about a year..

                       
                      2.0

                      Cheaper at [...]

                      By mdr000069

                      from Carteret NJ

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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                            Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

                            Found this for half the price at [...], not sure if any good, but for [$] I can replace every year if nessasary

                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            worst pump ever

                            By Lucky

                            from Long Island, NY

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Automatic Float Switch:

                              The product is in an A/C water sump. Custom fitting requires replacement with exact duplicate. Durability less than one season. Fails to turn on and empty sump even after constant cleaning and maintanance. Have replaced five switches in five years.

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